For a select group of people, building a Lego model is far more than just following the colorful Ikea-like instructions. The Art of Lego Scale Modeling celebrates the original creations of builders who have interpreted real world vehicles – everything from planes trains and automobiles- into intricately detailed models. In fact some of these models are so intricate, they’re easy to mistake for the real thing. There’s something for everyone in it.
Compiled by Lego modelers Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman, the book is quite simple in concept, being fairly light on text but heavy on photos. The models featured in The Art of Lego are truly jaw-dropping. The book is organized into categories, starting with trucks and ending with race cars, with everything from boats and motorcycles and heavy equipment sandwiched in between.
“What I love about LEGO scale modeling is that it’s so complex, you can always be improving your work,” explains Glaasker. “By choosing new subjects, and with LEGO’s continuous introduction of new pieces, there are always new challenges ahead; it’s an endless medium for exploration.”
Each model has an introduction, with a little history of the real vehicle, and a brief paragraph highlighting some of the models features.
Some of the book’s highlights include an incredible Porsche 962C race car and Niki Lauda’s Ferrari 312T Formula 1 car. These models won’t ever be available online or in toy stores—they’re completely custom creations. And in terms of size, detailing, and accuracy, they are incredible.
About the Authors:
Dennis Glaasker has been building with LEGO since 1975. His Flickr pages showcasing his LEGO models average two million views per year. His work has been published in Beautiful LEGO (No Starch Press), Brickjournal, Truckstar, and Towtruck magazines.
Dennis Bosman’s LEGO models have been published in Scania Inside and Truckstar.
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